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'''Seymour Myron '''"'''Sy'''"''' Hersh''' (born April 8, 1937) is an American Investigative journalism|investigative journalist and political writer based in Washington, D.C. He is a longtime contributor to ''The New Yorker'' magazine on national security matters and has also written for the ''London Review of Books'' since 2013.LRB Archive (Retrieved 2016-06-29) [http://www.lrb.co.uk/contributors/seymour-m-hersh Seymour M. Hersh] ''London Review of Books''http://www.newyorker.com/contributors/seymour-m-hersh Hersh first gained recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. In 2004, he notably reported on the US military's mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. He has also won two National Magazine Awards and five George Polk Awards. In 2004,...
Birth nameSeymour Myron Hersh
Birth date{{Birth date and age|1937|4|8|mf=y}}
Birth placeChicago, Illinois, United States
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
OccupationJournalist, writer
SpouseElizabeth Sarah Klein (m. 1958)
Other namesSy
AwardsPolk Award (1969, 1973, 1974, 1981, 2004){{cite web|url=http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/polk/press/2004.html |title=George Polk Awards for Journalism press release|accessdate=November 22, 2006 |publisher=Long Island University}}{{cite web |title=A History of Journalistic Integrity, Superb Reporting and Protecting the Public: The George Polk Awards in Journalism |author=Edward Hershey |publisher=Long Island University |url=http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/polk/history.html}}
Pulitzer Prize (1970){{cite web |title=1970 Pulitzer Prizes |publisher=The Pulitzer Prizes – Columbia University |url=http://www.pulitzer.org/awards/1970}}
George Orwell Award (2004){{cite web |title=Past Recipients of the NCTE Orwell Award (pdf) |publisher=National Council of Teachers of English |url=http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Involved/Volunteer/Appointed%20Groups/Past_Recipients_Orwell_Award.pdf}}
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